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ESPN The Magazine
13 min read
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No. 1 Golden State Warriors Only One Man Can Stop Steph Curry. His Name Is Kevin Durant.

IT’S MARCH 15, and Stephen Curry is hard at work in his laboratory, firing shots at the basket tucked in the corner of Golden State’s practice facility. Steph’s hoop has been a constant since 2012, back when he lived in a loft on the same block as the facility. Curry might change shoes at halftime if his shot is errant, but he’s never changing baskets. The hoop is on the fifth floor of the pinkish-beige downtown Oakland Marriott, resting above the city’s attached, unassuming strip of a convention center. Atop the beige box sits a panopticon where media and visitors stare at the efforts of a m
NPR
2 min read

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

In a rush to get the holiday weekend rolling? Here are some quick facts about last night's Eastern Conference championship game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics: *The Cavaliers ended the Celtics post-season — winning the game, 135-102. *The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State in the Finals. *LeBron James scored 35 points to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader — surpassing Michael Jordan Dedicated sports fans, or those whose holiday road trips haven't started yet, keep reading. There were two firsts in last ni
Newsweek
7 min read
Sports

Sights Around the World Every Sports Fan Must See

An anonymous sports fan once said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away.” OK, I don’t know if the guy who said that was a sports fan (or even a guy), but I do know that for those of us who love sports, the thrill of seeing an epic event or storied arena can be close to the meaning of life. We fans are thrill-seekers. We are also memory collectors—memory hoarders, to be more precise—and as we check items off our bucket list, those checks become prized mementos. And our personal sports bucket list becomes an impatiently t
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Gut instinct vs. big data…

Does incorporating data analysis take away from the art of sports, or does it sweeten the taste of victory? This “Moneyball”-esque tale about the MLB Pirates puts in the hard work & examines the raw data to find out.